Daily Archives: 17, December 2012

New VAT rules to make life easier for businesses from 1st January 2013

Brussels, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — From 1st January 2013, new EU VAT rules enter into effect, which will make life much simpler for businesses across Europe. First, electronic invoicing will have to be treated the same as paper invoicing, enabling companies to … Read the full press release

Banca MPS: S&P’s lowers ratings

17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena informs that the International ratings agency Standard&Poor’s has lowered BMPS’ ratings. Specifically, the agency revised down its assessment of MPS’ Stand Alone Credit Profile (SACP) to ‘b+’ from ‘bb+’ and its … Read the full press release

Wienerberger reduces Managing Board from three to two members

Organizational adjustment to reflect new corporate structure – Johann Windisch to leave the Managing Board and take over responsibility for the Bricks & Tiles Division in Europe – Contracts of Heimo Scheuch and Willy Van Riet extended for five years … Read the full press release

Commission to fund top research chairs in less-developed regions

Brussels, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Grants of up to €2.4 million will be awarded to universities or research institutions in less developed regions in Europe, under a pilot programme of the European Commission. The aim of the so-called ERA Chairs initiative is … Read the full press release


Korsløkke Parken, a district in Denmark’s third largest city, is going to be rejuvenated over the next five years. 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — A total of EUR 4.7 million will be spent on revitalising Korsløkke Parken, a run-down area of social … Read the full press release

New ranking targets 500 universities

Brussels, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Five hundred universities from across Europe and the world are expected to take part in a new international university ranking initiated by the European Commission, it was announced today. The new listing, U-Multirank, will differ from existing … Read the full press release

Disclosure pursuant to art. 114, paragraph 5, of Legislative Decree no. 98/1998 – “Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.” 2011/2017 “TassoMisto Cap&Floor BancoPosta, Series 4” bonds

17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A. (hereinafter “BMps”) as issuer pursuant to and by effect of Consob communication no. DEM/DME/9053316 of 8 June 2009, in compliance with art. 114, paragraph 5, Legislative Decree no. 58/1998, under … Read the full press release

Saxo Direct API solution with strong 2012 volume and client growth

17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Saxo Bank, the online mulit-asset trading and investment specialist, today announced an increase in monthly average FX volumes of nearly 600% compared to December 2011 on Saxo Direct, its cross-asset API (Application Programming Interface) solution for institutional … Read the full press release

Transport: Commission reinforces safety for EU ships

Brussels, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission today adopted a proposal for a new directive on marine equipment (the “MED”). Marine equipment represents a significant fraction of the value of a ship, and its quality and good operation are critical for … Read the full press release

Chr. Hansen inaugurates Industry Technology Center and celebrates major upgrade of offices in Moscow

17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Russia is the world’s ninth largest economy worth $ 2.0 trillion (source: IMF). It is predicting 4,5 per cent growth this year reflecting increased per capita spending and a trend towards demanding Western European product types and … Read the full press release

Commission proposes a new framework for marine equipment

Brussels, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has proposed a revision of the Directive on marine equipment, a sector fundamental for ship safety and in which the EU has been a world leader. With the newly proposed regime, the Commission aims … Read the full press release

Fibank (Първа инвестиционна банка) е най-силната марка в България

17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Fibank (Първа инвестиционна банка) получи признание за най-силната марка в България сред финансовите институции. Официалните резултати бяха обявени на стилна церемония вчера от глобалната организация Superbrands, провела независимо проучване сред потребителите на българския пазар. Методиката на подбор … Read the full press release

Wienerberger ends external rating by Standard & Poor’s

End of cooperation with Standard & Poor’s Rating relationship with Moody’s (Ba2, stable outlook) remains unchanged  Vienna, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — After extensive analysis, Wienerberger AG has decided to terminate its corporate rating by Standard & Poor’s (“S&P“). The latest long-term … Read the full press release

ZDFneo baut Position im Wettbewerb aus Intendant Bellut: “Entwicklung und Innovation sind imageprägend für ZDFneo”

Mainz, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Seit dem Start vor drei Jahren hat ZDFneo mehr als 50 neue Formate wie “Der Straßenchor”, “neoParadise” oder “Bambule” auf den Sender gebracht. In dieser Zeit hat der Digitalsender seine Position im Wettbewerb ausgebaut: Die Marktanteile stiegen … Read the full press release

RWE před Vánoci nadělovala elektřinu zdarma

Deset zákazníků získalo od RWE elektřinu na deset let zdarma Soutěží vrcholí oslavy deseti let RWE na českém trhu 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — RWE dnes rozdala deseti novým zákazníkům symbolické šeky na elektřinu až na deset let zdarma. Získali je jako … Read the full press release

State aid: Commission temporarily approves rescue aid for Italian bank Monte dei Paschi

Brussels, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has temporarily approved, under EU State aid rules, a €3.9 billion recapitalisation of Italy’s third largest bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A (“MPS”) for reasons of financial stability. The measure will enable the … Read the full press release

Lenzing Group: TENCEL® Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Lenzing/Mobile, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — TENCEL® has turned 20. The first large production facility for lyocell fibers was put into operation in Mobile/Alabama (USA) in 1992. Today the Lenzing Group manufactures TENCEL® fibers at three sites located in Austria, Great Britain … Read the full press release

Single supervisory mechanism is first step to mutualising risk, says Draghi

17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — A single supervisory mechanism for banking will restore trust, which is a prerequisite for EU member states to mutualise risk, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi told Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs on Monday. MEPs generally … Read the full press release

University Of Twente’s Executive Board Celebrates Twente’s Prize Winners

17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Last Monday at the annual laureates meeting, the University of Twente shone the spotlight on last year’s prize winners. A total of about 70 prize winners received chocolate and a bottle of wine from Anne Flierman, President … Read the full press release

Unitary patent protection: a big leap towards innovation for EU companies

Brussels, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Council today¹ adopted two regulations with a view to implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection (PE-COS 72/11) and its translation arrangements (18855/2/11 REV 2). The lack of a unitary patent … Read the full press release

Leibniz Prize for LMU‘s Erika von Mutius

Erika von Mutius, Professor of Pediatric Allergology at LMU and Senior Consultant at Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital, has won the most important research prize in Germany, the Leibniz Prize. The accolade, awarded by the German Research Society (DFG), is … Read the full press release

ECB publishes the Euro money market study 2012

17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Today the European Central Bank (ECB) is publishing a biennial report entitled “Euro money market study 2012”, which focuses on euro money market developments during the second quarter of 2012 and compares them with the second quarters … Read the full press release

Statement by President José Manuel Barroso on the tragic events in Connecticut (USA)

Brussels, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — “It is with deep shock and horror that I learned this evening of the tragic fatalities in the shooting in Connecticut (USA). Young lives full of hope have been destroyed. On behalf of the European Commission and … Read the full press release

EU Commissioner Georgieva and UNHCR’s Guterres view refugee projects in Lebanon

Beirut, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva and UN refugee agency head António Guterres on Saturday praised the people of Lebanon and other nearby states for their generosity toward hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. Ms Georgieva, the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis … Read the full press release

ZDF wird bis zu 400 Stellen abbauen Intendant Bellut: ZDF muss mit schlanken Strukturen qualitativ Nummer eins bleiben

Mainz, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Das ZDF muss bis zu 400 Stellen – so genannte Vollzeitäquivalente – abbauen. Das sagte ZDF-Intendant Dr. Thomas Bellut bei der jüngsten Fernsehratssitzung in Mainz. Hintergrund ist die Vorgabe der Kommission zur Ermittlung des Finanzbedarfs der Rundfunkanstalten … Read the full press release

Eisai pharmaceuticals and UCL form drug discovery alliance

17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — UCL and the Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai, have entered into a new agreement to establish a major drug discovery and development collaboration today. The alliance will involve researchers from both organisations working together to investigate radical new … Read the full press release

Training Top 125 Award

G4S Secure Solutions (USA) is announcing its employee training has been ranked among the world’s best employer-sponsored programs by industry-leading Training magazine for 2013 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. is announcing its employee training has been ranked … Read the full press release

Stream music wirelessly this Christmas

With Bang & Olufsen’s new Playmaker it has never been easier to enjoy superior sound quality at home. The new music system allows you to stream your favourite tunes right from your smartphone, tablet or computer to any active high end … Read the full press release

EU and Singapore agree on landmark trade deal

Brussels, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang, today completed final negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) between the European Union and Singapore. The agreement reached today is … Read the full press release

RWE přichází s další energií pro český film

RWE v roce 2013 vsadí na spolupráci s renomovanými tvůrci, ale také na filmy s uměleckými ambicemi Již posedmnácté bude RWE partnerem MFF Karlovy Vary RWE je podle diváků nejvýznamnějším sponzorem českého filmu 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — RWE bude v roce … Read the full press release

Statement from President Barroso following the publication of the official results of the Romanian elections of 9th December 2012

Brussels, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — President Barroso congratulates Victor Ponta for his electoral victory and that of the USL coalition. The Romanian people have made a clear choice in a democratic way. President Barroso looks forward to working with Prime Minister Victor … Read the full press release

No change to telecoms and internet governance – EU Member States amongst dozens not signing proposed new International Telecommunications Regulations (ITR) Treaty, remain 100% committed to open internet

Brussels, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Delegates from the 193 member countries of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have concluded the “World Conference on International Telecommunications” (WCIT) conference in Dubai. Negotiations to review the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) failed to reach consensus agreement. … Read the full press release

High Level Group on Wine formulates its conclusions

Brussels, 17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The High Level Group on wine planting rights, established last April at the request of European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Cioloş, has finished its work today. This group of experts, comprising representatives from the … Read the full press release

Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the shooting at a school in Connecticut

17-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission issued the following statement today: “I would like to express my shock at the tragic shooting at the … Read the full press release